Back Next Work For Me

Wake up nigger man
don't go sneaking away
behind the barn
under the shade of a summer tree
come back into the field
and break your back for me
Come on nigger man
what do you think
it is watermelon time
a red and green time
to be soaked with laziness
drinking in the red juice
and lying down
staring up
at the green leaves
Nigger come back
and work for me

Irwin R. Shaw - July 14th 1988